Patrick has worked as a consultant since 1995 with organisations in both the private and public sector, mainly focusing on issues to do with organisational structure and change. He specialises in the use of leading edge approaches based in systems theory for analysing and designing organisations and work processes.
He has developed several methodologies using systems approaches including:
- Mosaic Transformation for large-scale organisational change
- Dynamic performance management for measuring adaptation and managerial performance
- Ladder governance model for governance structures in joint ventures
- A Strategic Risk methodology based on 'structural coupling'
He has worked on many restructuring projects, analysing structural weaknesses, and designing appropriate solutions and practical change plans with organisations such as AQA, Credit Suisse First Boston, Electricite de France, Fujitsu, Georgia Pacific, Glaxo, Graham & Brown, HM Customs & Excise, John Radcliffe NHS Trust, OVE Arup & Partners, Probation Service, Royal Academy of Engineering, Steelcase Strafor, Sun Microsystems and the World Bank.
Patrick has written 13 journal and conference papers, contributed to a number of books and is author of the book 'The Fractal organisation - creating sustainable organisations with the Viable System Model'.
His current research interests include: measuring the performance of management, performance management for emergent properties, strategic risk and technology supported strategic decision making.
Patrick ran an engineering business for 13 years prior to becoming a consultant, has an MBA from Aston University, is a visiting lecturer at Manchester Business School and Visiting Research Fellow at Cranfield.